Liverpool have been in poor form this season. The campaign started strongly but the past few months have been nothing short of dire. The poor form has seen a key player snubbed by his country. Peter Crouch believes Trent Alexander-Arnold needs to be in the England squad for the Euros.
Trent Alexander-Arnold snubbed
There was a real sense of shock when the England squad was announced.
Trent Alexander-Arnold was snubbed by Gareth Southgate and people were perplexed by the decision.
Some Kopites were more than thankful for the bizarre call, it gives Trent a much needed rest heading into the business end of the season.
Meanwhile questions were still asked of the wisdom of the decision.
Subscribe to Rousing The Kop TV now
Peter Crouch on Trent Alexander-Arnold
One man who couldn’t understand the decision is Peter Crouch.
The ex-Liverpool striker believes it was something of a brash call from the Three Lions boss.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Peter Crouch backed Trent Alexander-Arnold to be in the squad in the summer:
“The selection – or should that be ‘no-selection’ – that surprised me most of all involved Trent Alexander-Arnold.
“It feels now like Reece James will be going to the Euros ahead of him, provided he stays fit.
“I like James, he’s had an outstanding season but if Trent doesn’t go to the tournament it will remind me of the time Sven Goran Eriksson overlooked Jermain Defoe for Theo Walcott in 2006. Trent is a top player and surely you have to find a place for him in the squad?”
What RTK has to say
Peter Crouch is right about Alexander-Arnold and the England squad.
It would be utterly bonkers not to take him to the Euros.
The Scouser is arguably the best right back in the world, he has been in a rough patch of form because those around him have been.
He’ll be in the form of his life trying to play himself into the squad, we can thank Southgate for that.